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Managing Teams

Managing people is a task that changes for different organizations and different groups; therefore, managing people is not static. The reason for this is that not all people are the same. Therefore, all actions and decisions have to be custom tailored to separate groups and individuals. What works for one individual most likely will not have the same effect on another individual. Managers are not individual contributors. As a manager, you are responsible for the ideas and works of others. If you do not motivate your team to produce quality work, then your department will fall behind and you will be ultimately responsible for the team’s failure.

Managing people and teams requires constant goal setting. Do you have time targets, production targets, or monetary targets? Will you need to rework the goals on an hourly, daily, or monthly basis? Additionally, you need to know your employees and team in order to effectively manage them. Managers need to keep track of employees that are efficient workers and those that fall short. Knowing your team members allows you as a manager to allocate responsibilities to other individuals as you see fit and acceptable. As your team achieves its goals, there is a need to reward them for their accomplishments. Rewards do not have to be money; instead, recognition or some other kind of reward might be a better idea.

Managing Virtual and Global Teams

As with any subject in the management and HR literature, many authors have published articles on "best practices" in the area of global and virtual teams. Best practices are distinguished from guidelines or general practices in that "best practices" are supposed to be supported by empirical research. Based on your experience and

Group you must review 5 online "team" platforms of your choice

Step 1) As a group you must review 5 online "team" platforms of your choice (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Ideascale, etc.) that could be used by the U.S. Department of Commerce to communicate with all 12 of their organizations and worldwide divisions. Your group must use your readings to research and create a "grading platform" to c

HRM strategy..

create an HRM strategy for an organization you are familiar with. In your HRM strategy, address the following elements: ◦Alignment with the general business strategy ◦Strategic vision ◦Productivity ◦Job satisfaction ◦Turnover ◦Absenteeism

Differences Between Learning and Knowledge

In a detailed explanation, define training, and explain how training has evolved from training as an event to learning. Discuss the difference between learning and knowledge in your response and its relevance to business.

Virtual team issues

After identifying and prioritizing a virtual team's issues and problems, the team leader might select an activity for the team to become engaged in prior to moving forward, such as role clarification. What specific questions might members ask themselves and how would the results be communicated to other members of the team? Prov

Monolithic culture and teams

Culture is often thought of as being monolithic. Explain what that means and how it relates to leadership in regards to the dynamics and integration of team members. How does diversity within members affect the performances of the group as a whole?

Team behaviors and expectations

Violated expectations are often the cause of conflict in cross-cultural teams due to the result of different cultural rules. However, unmet expectations must be managed effectively for a team to succeed. What are some of the most common behaviors that are classified as primary ways expectations tend to be violated? Explain each

Discovery-Driven vs. Execution-Driven Teams

Wise leaders know that the key to balancing innovation execution skills in a team or company is knowing who has what skills and then figuring out how to combine those complementary strengths within a team to generate quality ideas that will produce a positive impact. What is the difference between a discovery driven team and

5 team processes that encourage innovation

There are 5 team processes that encourage innovation, they are: Questioning (allows innovators to challenge the status quo and consider new possibilities) Observing (helps innovators detect small details in the activities of customers, suppliers and other companies that suggest new ways of doing things) Networking (permits

Conflict: Sources and Resolution

Identify some of the sources of conflict often experienced in teams. Select one of the sources and describe an exercise the team could utilize to overcome the conflict.

bona fide occupational qualifications

Research the term BFOQ in your text and at least one article found through ProQuest. Explain its importance and relevance to our discussion in this course. How might not appropriately incorporating well defined BFOQs lead to difficulties for the organization? How would the concept of BFOQ be linked to "disparate treatment" and/o

Self-directed Autonomous and Semiautonomous Work Teams

Describe the significance of self-directed teams and the meaning of autonomous/semiautonomous work teams. Need a minimum of 200 words to work with and any references/citations so that I can properly cite them on my paper please.

Human Resources Management on Retention Issues

Human Resources Management: Case Study Happy Valley Hospital is a community-based health care facility with a reputation for providing quality health care services to the residents of Happy Valley and its surrounding markets. The hospital has a 288-bed acute care facility with a twelve suite family oriented birthing center, a

Managing different workplace scenarios

EMPLOYMENT BASICS You've recently been promoted to a supervisory position and are now responsible for coordinating the work of four other employees. Two of these workers are more than 20 years older than you are, and both have been with the company much longer than you have. Although you've tried to be supportive of them and ha

Internet & Security During Emergencies

Although emergency planning and operations have been conducted without a real consideration of integrating Internet into emergency operations, recent developments in Internet and computer technology have made it possible to change the ICS to allow for stronger (an assumption) external control of all types of emergencies. The

HR Manager Interviewing for their "Dream Job"

Imagine that you are interviewing for a dream leadership position in a global firm. (It may help you to identify a specific firm, industry, and leadership position. It can be fictitious if you'd prefer but will have more meaning if it is something you actually hope for in your future.) Before flying to corporate headquarters, yo

How to Handle Conflict

How an individual handles conflict reflect his/her attitude, maturity level and self confidence. What are the five basic rules to follow when handling conflict and how would you apply them in a situation at work?

Describing Learning Teams

Describe a learning team and what motivates a learning team. When competition is motivation, how can it hurt a team and how can the team deal with negative effects of competition? Hidden agendas are when your motives are self-centered and while you appear to be working for the good of your team, your motive is for self-pro

I/O Case Study: Employee Theft

-Case Study- Theft of Company Property Wilton Petroleum Company is a wholesale distributor of a major brand of gasoline. Gasoline is shipped on barges from the refinery to the company. The company then delivers the gasoline to retail gas stations for sale to motorists. Each gasoline tanker truck is an 18-wheel vehicle that c

Paid Time Off

As she hangs up the telephone, Joan Jackson realizes that she needs to consider changing her company's time off policies. She just received a call from an employee reporting off work because he is sick. This is the second employee on the same project team to call off this week and the unscheduled absence will likely cause a dela

Social Media and Business

Facebook is no longer a fad. Millions of individuals around the world use such technology to communicate, search for jobs, and perform work. 1. Explain how Facebook tool works and what the requirements are for using it. 2. Discuss the pros and cons of using Facebook to develop a team project. Elaborate on the pluses and

Team Development Phases

Please respond to the two questions below with a detailed response and APA format references, thanks. 1) What managerial qualities/competencies play a critical role at each stage of team development (Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning)? 2) Create a checklist for a leader of a new team that will help t

Ethics and Shareholders

You walked into the lunchroom and overhead Jane and some of the company's managers discussing recent declines in company profitability; in part because of the restrictions placed on management's prerogatives to fire underperformers, reassign workers, establish pay grades, etc. You decided to join the discussion and wanted to add

Managerial Turnover: A Problem?

Read the Applications problem, Managerial Turnover: A Problem?, found on page 731-732 in your textbook. Answer the questions that fall after the case description; these are the five questions found in the middle of page 732 Each question should be numbered, answered separately, and be at least 200 words in length Henem

Preparing interview questions and job analysis

OBJECTIVES: 1. To highlight the link between theory and the practicality of HRM through research. 2. To highlight the roles of Human Resource Manager in practicing human resource practices at the work place. INSTRUCTIONS: You are required to report the following: Job Analysis and Interviewing Candidate - Prepare EIG

3M Optical Systems: Managing Corporate Entrepreneurship Case

Case Study: "3M Optical Systems: Managing Corporate Entrepreneurship" The 3M Corporation is known for placing a strong emphasis on innovation. As described in this week's case study, 3M Optical Systems: Managing Corporate Entrepreneurship, the company's goal was to have had at least 30% of its available products developed